Brakes

Brake Repair & Maintenance

The safety of our customers is a responsibility we take seriously at Dowdy’s Automotive. And there’s no room for second best regarding your vehicle’s brakes. We’re trained and certified to service and repair your vehicle’s braking system, no matter the make or model of your vehicle. Our expert technicians will ensure your vehicle is safe and that your brake system provides you with maximum protection and stopping power.

Wheel Bearing Projects

Your vehicle’s wheel bearings keep your wheels and tires rolling smoothly. If they need to be replaced, you’ll probably notice a few warning signs. It might be a new “humming” noise while driving or a clicking sound. Other times the wheels will squeal or growl.

A more obvious reason to bring your vehicle into the shop is when your wheels have started to rock or wobble. This is going to have severe consequences for your control of the car. The steering wheel could vibrate even when driving on a smooth surface. Old bearings can also cause the vehicle to pull off to one side of the road. There will likely be uneven tire wear too. Getting these repairs done quickly can help prevent many future problems. A quick inspection will let us know what’s happening and how to correct it.

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Brake Pads & Shoes

Replacement of brake pads and shoes is often the most common automotive repair that needs to be done. Problems with brake pads and shoes can usually be identified by squealing. If your brake pads and shoes have deteriorated, you’ll hear metal-on-metal grinding sounds when braking. This means that it’s too late, and your vehicle’s rotors and drums are being damaged. At Dowdy’s Automotive, we will provide you with a full inspection to identify any underlying problems.

Disc & Drum Brakes, Rotors

In disc and drum brake systems, rotors are attached to the wheels of your vehicle. When brake pads grip these rotors, they stop the rotor and wheels. However, friction can cause cracks and grooves to appear over time. Resurfacing the rotor can bring it back to a like-new condition reducing squealing and wobbling. At Dowdy’s Automotive, our expert technicians will provide you with a thorough inspection of your rotors and recommend the best course of action. We know that having your disc and drum brakes inspected is the best way to ensure your brake system is performing properly and ready to bring you to a safe stop at any moment.

Brake Fluid

Over time, your vehicle’s brake fluid will absorb water, causing your brake system to become less effective. The brake fluid will also become corrosive, possibly damaging the entire system. That’s why it’s essential to have your brake fluid flushed regularly to ensure your vehicle maintains fresh fluid. Talk to the expert technicians at Dowdy’s Automotive about when it’s time for you to schedule a brake fluid flush.

Boise Automotive Brake Specialists

At Dowdy’s Automotive, you can be sure our expert technicians will take care of your brakes to keep you and your family safe on the road. We are thoroughly trained in every type of brake repair, from wheel bearings to brake pads, shoes, rotors, and brake fluid. Whether you need basic maintenance, repair, or replacement, we will do it for you at an affordable rate. 

Either give us a call to schedule an appointment or just stop by whichever one of our shops is closest to you.

We’d be happy to help take care of any brake work your vehicle needs. We’ll also be sure to keep you informed of all the options you have available. Finding the most cost-effective solution is always our go-to. That’s part of the reason why we’ve been able to build such a loyal customer base over the years. If you haven’t worked with us yet, please don’t hesitate to reach out!